Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bell Maze


Here is a simple, super cheap activity to make.  Clean a recycled Styrofoam meat tray.  Cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in half.  Poke the pipe cleaners into the tray to make a small arch.  You can put the pipe cleaners in any order you wish.  Toss a jingle bell into the tray and practice getting the bell to roll under the arches.  The bell works well because it is not a perfect sphere so it rolls slower than a marble or small ball.

This activity encourages:
  • bilateral coordination
  • eye hand coordination
  • visual motor skills
  • motor planning
  • grading of movements.  

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